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Old 12-15-2011, 02:59 PM   #521
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Watching my tank moments ago, I watched, cringing, as my very large hermit was climbing on my humilis acro... This always freaks me out. At any rate, I watched, as a medium sized crab came out of the coral and started to wave claws at the hermit.

Needless to say I investigated and found out I have a Trapezia guttata. This type of crab, from what I've read, will live in and protect certain SPS species! Great hitchhiker!
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:41 PM   #522
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I've seen quite a few of those in birds nests. Awesome suprise
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:29 AM   #523
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Thx kc I appreciate the compliments. I'm sure your stand will turn out stellar. Still waiting for any comments on my refuge and dsb plans as explained in my previous posts. Your advice and critiques is greatly appreciated. Thanks again guys
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Well I would do deep sand bed but it needs to be 4 inches deep
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:47 AM   #525
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Rob thanks for the reply. I was wondering if I could slope the dsb so it would be around 2" in the front and slope to around 4-5" toward the back. Would that work?
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Well I think that would not work as Well as a even 4 inches there is life that lives at all levels of the dsb so if you ask me I would just do it at an even 4 inches
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Rob that makes sense. I'm just concerened about looks. It seems that some like the Dsb and some don't. It is very confusing to a Guy like me who knows only what I have read on forums and have no practical experience. You can start leaning one way and then you here negatives about what your looking for. Are there any big negatives going with just a 2" base of aragonite?
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I am running dsb in my main and my refuge and it has a lot of benefits to it .... me personally wouldn't go with out a dsb and as a 2 inch sand bed is good 4 is just better from what I have seen
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So 2" in the front sloped to 4-5 in the back would still be better than just 2" overall. Is that a safe statement to make? Didnt you have 2 mp10 in your tank? Do you have the oolite or the sugar sized aragonite for your dsb and if so how does the mp-10s react with it. Dust storms? Thanks again for the advice rob.
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I would just go with 4 inches even just to be safe.... and yes I have 2 mp10s they do great no sand storms as I use the extra fine.... but my dragon godie makes more dust then my mp10s
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